The more we learn about Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, the more clear it becomes the atrocious act he committed that left 49 innocent people dead on Sunday was a cold, calculated attack he’d been planning for quite some time.
What’s even more terrifying is the nightclub doesn’t appear to have been Mateen’s first choice for a target, as it’s been uncovered he scouted other locations he deemed suitable to produce mass casualties.
One such location was Disney World, proving that as long as radical Islamic terrorism is allowed to continue on unchecked by a strong military response, there’s no place on the planet that’s safe.
People is reporting, Omar Mateen and his wife, Noor Zahi Salman, visited Walt Disney World in April, the source says. Salman told federal authorities on Sunday that her husband had more recently been “scouting Downtown Disney and Pulse [nightclub] for attacks.”
Unlike the four Disney World theme parks, Downtown Disney, which was recently renamed Disney Springs, doesn’t have security and bag check before entry.Metal detectors have been installed outside Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and Epcot since 2015 and guests are selected at random for screening.
Had Mateen chosen to carry out his attack at Disney, who knows how high the body count might have been, and it most definitely would’ve included children.
Not only would the loss of life have been catastrophic and devastating, the loss of a sense of safety and innocence would’ve been a hard hit for our country to bounce back from.
Mateen’s potential choice of targets proves that it’s becoming ever more necessary for law-abiding citizens to exercise and defend their Second Amendment rights to carry a firearm to protect themselves and their families.
Radical terrorists are bent on destroying our way of life and will stop at nothing to accomplish their goal, instilling us with fear and terror.
A strong military response could remove the threat, if only the current administration was actually concerned about the safety of our country.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]